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Ukraine And Pro-Russian Rebels Agree To A Cease-Fire

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels signed the cease-fire deal during talks in Belarus. It will begin Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

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Update — Sept. 5, 9:53 a.m. ET: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed the cease-fire deal with Russian-backed rebels to end the violence in eastern Ukraine.

Poroshenko confirms signing of ceasefire deal by envoys in Minsk: http://t.co/1aiMRtSU4r

Reuters Top News@Reuters

Poroshenko confirms signing of ceasefire deal by envoys in Minsk: http://t.co/1aiMRtSU4r

9:47 AM - 05 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Poroshenko tweeted that he had ordered his military commanders to stop shooting from 6 p.m. local time, Reuters reported.

Update — Sept. 5, 9:37 a.m. ET: A European official confirmed that Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels signed the cease-fire deal.

A European official confirms Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels signed cease-fire deal: http://t.co/hJku3AFFmw

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A European official confirms Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels signed cease-fire deal: http://t.co/hJku3AFFmw

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Heidi Tagliavini of the Organization For Security and Cooperation (OSCE) said the cease-fire would begin at 11 a.m. ET.

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels signed a cease-fire in Belarus effective Friday, Russian media reported.

Ukraine govt & rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement in Minsk. Fighting to end today at 6PM local time.

Maxim Eristavi@MaximEristavi

Ukraine govt & rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement in Minsk. Fighting to end today at 6PM local time.

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Pro-Russian rebels tweeted that the cease-fire deal would begin in less than two hours, around 11 a.m. ET.

BREAKING: Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine.

The Associated Press@AP

BREAKING: Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine.

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The Ukrainian government has not confirmed the rebels' announcement of the cease-fire deal.

The announcement came as rebels and Ukrainian officials met in Minsk with representatives from Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

This story is developing.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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